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Lowe tips Russell to follow Leclerc's rapid rise

Williams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe says that the team's new signing George Russell has the potential to match Charles Leclerc's rapid rise to the top. Leclerc was Formula 2 champion in 2017 and made his F1 début with Sauber in 2018. Rapidly winning praise and plaudits, he was snapped up by Ferrari to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Maranello next year. Russell succeeded Leclerc as this year's Formula 2 champion and now has his own shot in F1 with Williams, where he will be partnered with the experienced Robert Kubica. Lowe felt that the new driver line-up would be much stronger than this year's pairing of Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin, and that it had the potential to allow Russell...
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